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Did the Nigerian Army take responsibility for bombing of Kaduna villages?

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News outlets reported that the Nigerian Army has claimed responsibility for the recent bombing of some villages in Kaduna.

The claim is TRUE

An air strike on Sunday, 3rd December 2023 accidentally hit civilians during a religious celebration at Tudun Biri, Kaduna.

The casualties are still being accounted for as the occurrence has generated lots of conversations with many blaming the Army for the losses.

The force in a tweet thread had explained the cause and involvement of the army in the incident.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja during a condolence visit said that the general area of Tudun Biri and adjoining villages were infested with armed bandits, who terrorised the communities in times past, until troops of the Nigerian Army started conducting operations to sanitize the area and make it habitable.

He pointed out, that the troops were carrying out aeriel patrols when they observed a group of people and wrongly analyzed and misinterpreted their pattern of activities to be similar to that of the bandits, before the drone strike.

 

The Chief of Army Staff equally visited affected victims at the Barua Dikko Teaching Hospital Anguwan Rimi, Kaduna, where he expressed concern for the speedy recuperation of the hospitalized persons and made an immediate donation of several provisions for their upkeep.

 

CONCLUSION

The claim that Nigerian Army took responsibility for bombing of villages in Kaduna is TRUE.

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 80

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💥 *WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 80*

🚩 Did the Ivory Coast goalkeeper wear charms at the AFCON Final?
🚩 Does the video show Fulani bandits killed by Burkina Faso soldiers?
🚩 Did Babangida warn Tinubu about a military takeover?

Get the facts here👇🏼

[https://youtu.be/IPzRkE_XyCo](https://youtu.be/IPzRkE_XyCo)

🙏 Please check out this week’s edition of WABMA’s Fake News Debunker.

WABMA collaborates with a network of media practitioners to debunk misinformation on social media and news outlets.

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WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 79

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 79

🚩 Is the voice note from the Whatsapp ambassador real?
🚩 Has MTN barred GLO from calling its users?
🚩 Does the picture show Tony Elumelu’s daughter?

Get the facts here👇🏼

🙏 Please check out this week’s edition of WABMA’s Fake News Debunker.

WABMA collaborates with a network of media practitioners to debunk misinformation on social media and news outlets.

🚀 Download more Debunker videos and articles 👇
https://projectfactchecknigeria.org

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Has MTN barred GLO from calling its users?

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Unverified information being spread says MTN has barred GLO lines from calling its users

The claim is FALSE.
There’s been back and forth lately between MTN and GLO over an alleged debt GLO owes MTN.

Sequel to this, MTN has written the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) requesting to bar GLO lines over the debt.

NCC had published a pre-disconnection notice but resend to a ten day, then 21 days. The disconnection is presently on hold for 21 days starting January 17.

GLO has also officially denied the allegations of an interconnect debt.

However, official information at the moment have it that all disconnection attempts are on hold.

CONCLUSION
The claim that MTN has disconnected GLO lines from calling MTN users is FALSE.

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